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Waiheke Island

Getting there & away

Fullers (09-367 9111; www.fullers.co.nz; adult/child return $29/15; 5.20am-11.45pm Mon-Fri, 6.30am-11.45pm Sat, 7am-9.30pm Sun) has frequent ferries from Auckland to Matiatia Wharf (on the hour from 9am to 5pm), some via Devonport.

Sealink (09-300 5900; www.subritzky.co.nz; adult/child/car/motorcycle return $29/16/125/45; 4.30am-6.30pm Mon-Thu, 4.30am-8pm Fri, 6am-6.30pm Sat, 7am-6.30pm Sun) runs car ferries from Half Moon Bay (East Auckland) to Kennedy Point on Waiheke. The ferry runs at least every two hours and takes 45 minutes; bookings are essential.

You can pick up the 360 Discovery (0800 888 006; www.360discovery.co.nz) tourist ferry at Orapiu on its journey between Auckland and Coromandel Town.